Olympus today announced it has been awarded the new Vizient Single-Use Visualization Devices contract for its single-use bronchoscope portfolio. The Olympus single-use bronchoscope portfolio is made up of the five premium H-SteriScope™ single-use bronchoscopes that can be used in complement with Olympus’ leading re-usable bronchoscope portfolio already available within Vizient’s contract portfolio.

Vizient is the largest GPO in the U.S. serving more than half of the healthcare organizations nationwide. Vizient members represent a diverse base of integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals and non-acute health care providers that collectively have more than $110 billion in annual purchasing volume.
“Olympus is thrilled to be chosen as a supplier in bronchoscopy by Vizient,” said Kevin Mancini, Vice President for the Respiratory Business Unit at Olympus America Inc. “Our leadership in endoscopy allows us to provide a full portfolio of endoscopes with attributes that can match physician needs for each specific case.”

The total Olympus portfolio of premium single-use bronchoscopes, available through this new agreement, and re-usable bronchoscopes, available through earlier Vizient contracts, give physicians access at contracted pricing to a comprehensive selection of bronchoscopes for any procedure and site of care. A full and robust portfolio ensures the right bronchoscope is available when and where needed for both basic and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic pulmonary procedures.

The advanced H-SteriScope portfolio includes five single-use bronchoscopes that offer efficiency, control and variety to healthcare providers. The H-SteriScopes range in size from ultra-thin to extra-large with working channels up to 3.2 mm to fulfill a variety of clinical needs. Differentiating features of the H-SteriScopes that are useful in respiratory care include 90° rotation left and right, 210° angulation up and down, and passive bending for enhanced maneuverability.

The new Olympus single-use bronchoscope portfolio complies with the latest safety recommendations from the FDA to advance performance in the bronchoscopy suite.

Source: Company Press Release